perfect participle or infinitive

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aysaa

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Hi,

1) Michael is planning to have done the shopping by/before 3 o'clock.

2) Michael is planning to do the shopping by/before 3 o'clock.

I have some trouble about whether to use 'perfect participle' or 'infinitive' in these sentences. In my humble opinion, the first sentence is OK, but I have no idea about the second one.

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billmcd

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Hi,

1) Michael is planning to have done the shopping by/before 3 o'clock. The shopping will have been completed (done) by/before .....

2) Michael is planning to do the shopping by/before 3 o'clock. The shopping will begin or be in progress (do the shopping) by/before...

I have some trouble about whether to use 'perfect participle' or 'infinitive' in these sentences. In my humble opinion, the first sentence is OK, but I have no idea about the second one.

Thanks.

b.
 
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